Online braille literacy training

Effective Teaching of Literacy Through Braille” online training course – January 2021


This course has been designed to provide specialist training to all teachers of children with vision impairment, including those in training for the Mandatory Qualification or waiting to start the MQ course. It has been written by nationally recognised practitioners in braille and created as an online course by an experienced instructional designer.

We do understand that there are very experienced members of education support staff delivering support for children in braille. If you feel that you have the relevant experience or background in braille, and wish to be considered – please get in touch – we consider such applications on an individual basis. Email

The next available course will begin in January 2021.

To apply for the 2021 course – please complete the application form:

The effective teaching of literacy through braille online training course – Application Form – and when completed email


The cost of the course is £850 per place (£710 for VIEW members).

For any questions please email

Free online training for VIEW Members

VIEW members can request free access to a single unit of online braille literacy training, giving you structured online learning materials and a blank portfolio to complete and take away at the end of the course. If you aren’t a member join now.

Choose from: Maths, Science, Foreign languages, braille music, late beginners, learners with additional needs, learners with an additional language. Individual unit descriptions are available in the application pack.

To apply, please complete the form in the application pack.

Each subsequent unit can be taken at a discounted rate of £35 during 2020 (usual cost £50 per unit).

• Course materials are drawn from existing material used in VIEW’s full course: ‘The Effective Teaching of Literacy through Braille’. The full course is available annually between January and July and leads to a VIEW certificate. 

• Developed by: RNIB and VIEW in partnership with the Department for Education and the National Sensory Impairment Partnership, and written by specialists in braille literacy.